I am going through a picture phase were I really dislike edited pictures. I just want to use instagram and not jerk around with "perfect pictures". This means that Q's last few months are only captured on my super old phone. Slightly blurry. But honest - and I like it. I am also really enjoying seeing my cousins kids on instagram. I can't wait to go road tripping this summer to meet them all face to face. We have rented out a ranch in Colorado and are spending a long weekend all together. I hope this starts a yearly road trip tradition with my mother and I hope is starts a fairly regular family reunion gathering with all my Arizona family.
I have redone my art room. Half. Maybe you could say it is half done instead of half not done. Still need to finish some paint and hang curtains. Then it will keep till I find the yard sale finds I need to finish it. With my former shopping and catalog addiction I get really nervous about letting myself shop. I made a well controlled Ikea trip (SHOUT OUT TO LORA!!!!) and got the book shelves and curtains I needed. I made a hard to control catalog order for one perfect green owl. He is my buddy. I really want to make at least this one room look like I want the whole house to look. I don't know what to call the style - maybe modern vintage? Not over crowded. Not cluttered. Just rad-tastic.
I have some how been blessed with the fact that the girls are obsessed with the barn and animals right now. They want to have weekly "farm maintanence days", were we clean the barn. Are you kidding me? It tears me up as a parent that they even thought of such a great name. They even want to make a LIST of what all needs to be done. LIST!!!! tear.....
We are working on two big art projects. One is a garden sign post with all different fictional places that mean something to the kids and I. We have six signs done. I'm not sure how many we want. Its an ongoing event. Lily is also making a penny chandelier for her new room. Its amazing. Really cool folk art. She came up with it all by herself and as of right now she doesn't want me to post pictures of it because its "her art." She doesn't want every one to "copy her." We will see if I can eventually talk her into a picture.
And what about the animals? We got seven ducklings. The stray cat of the neighborhood took two. We cat proofed things and the five remaining are growing like crazy. Just yesterday they got big enough and it is warm enough that I let the ducks take over the whole chicken stall. The one rabbit is in a large dog crate in the chicken stall too. We have been letting him out to run that stall every day. He loves it. You never saw a Holland Lop run so fast. In a few days my pygmy buck and two brood does go to their new home. It's bittersweet. But it's the right call. I sold the does but traded the buck for another baby doe in the fall. We all end up happy. The two new pygmy babies for the show season get picked up next week. The lambs get picked up at the end of April. They are named Anabelle and Coal. I hope they fit right in.
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